Antique Cars and More

Located in Central Illinois. Stop by for a look at the interesting collection of cars, toys, clocks and more!

Antique Trains

Located in Central Illinois. Stop by for a look at the interesting collection of cars, toys, clocks and more!

Where History is Fun for All Ages

Located in Central Illinois. New Exhibit Building open in 2021. Large Campus with Indoor and Outdoor Displays!


Our 2022 Season begins on Sunday, May 1

We are open from May through October, Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00pm- 5:00pm and Summer Holidays


$10 Adults, $9 Seniors (65+), $4 kids (3 y/o to 8th grade), under 3 no charge

The Vonachen Old Place train cars are now open

The restoration of the the former Vonachen’s Old Place dining cars once located in Junction City is now finished. All train cars are now open to visitors.

Also new in 2022

Upcoming events

Check the upcoming events section for additional and more detailed information. Events are updated regularly.

Ride a piece of Peoria’s History

 Family rides in the beautifully restored Ahrens Fox fire truck

May 28, 1pm-4pm



Our resident blacksmith is at work every second and fourth Saturday of the month in the Farm Building

from Noon to 4pm

Keep your bike rolling this summer

 Join us on World Bicycle Day to learn how to keep your bike in top shape for a safe riding season. Presenter Robert Kaplafka

June 3, 2pm – 3pm

 Children’s story time

Interactive stories and activities for preschoolers paired with the museum’s themes. A collaboration with the Dunlap Public Library District. Check the upcoming events section for specific dates and times

Interested in antique and collector autos, trains, airplanes, tools, toys, clocks, tractors, musical stuff, vintage clothes, fire trucks, bicycles and general family fun?


It’s great fun to see the faces of visitors when our Barbershop Quartet of former presidents (life-size) begin singing or the miniature circus parade starts up, or the orchestrion begins filling the room with old fashioned music.

Children especially like to pull the ropes to make the whistles blow and push the button to watch the Lionel trains chug along.

3D/Virtual Tour of the museum

Feature prepared September 2021